The MGM Public Range Target was primarily developed for the Rio Salado public range about 15 years ago. We figured after this much testing, we’d probably be safe to start selling it as a product. Over the last eight or ten years, we’ve added MGM Public Range Target to several other ranges. We’ve received nothing but excellent feedback. As a range manager we realize target maintenance isn’t the best use of your time. Replacing stolen targets isn’t a good use of the clubs limited funds either. The Public Range Target conveniently and easily addresses both of those issues.
The MGM Public Range Target addresses the maintenance issue a couple of ways. The first is by including an AR550 vertical post which is pretty much indestructible. The post is meant to be buried in the ground. It’s got a “wing” on the bottom of it to keep it from possibly rotating if being impacted by large calibers or getting lots of use. We’ve found the best way to make it “secure” is to put the base of the post in a five gal bucket filled with concrete and then bury it. The other way this target helps keep you from having to work on “stuff” is by NOT welding or BOLTING anything to the target that can be shot. The target hangs on an AR550 hanger that bolts to the vertical post behind the target. We hid the bolts so they can’t be impacted by incoming rounds. This proprietary design also makes it difficult for thieves to steal the target. Sure they can if they really worked at it, but let’s be honest. Thieves are lazy and not super smart which is why they don’t have a day job. Just to make it a little more challenging, every Public Range Target comes standard with a hole in the post and the hanger that allows you to put a padlock on it if you’re so inclined.
We offer these targets in two thickness’. We recommend using the 3/8″ thick targets for pistol ranges. You can use the thinner targets for rifle ranges as well, but we suggest this only if they’ll be past 300y and as the range manager you can be sure they won’t be shot with any “magnum” calibers. If you think someone might use a “big gun” to shoot these targets, we highly recommend going with the 1″ thick AR550 plates.
If you’d like a different shape in either thickness, just give us a shout. We can do just about anything you can imagine. Circles, squares, diamonds and even deer, elk, pronghorn…if you can imagine it, we can build it!
We’ve also got some more “budget friendly” targets that would work similarly for this application. The MLS IPSC shapes with T Post hanger and T Post protector will do a good job for you as well.
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